Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Cows and Bears

Ho, Adventurer!

Since I started playing I have struggled with the decision as to whether I should just explore everywhere on Tore (my main) or leave some areas to explore with Alts.  I've still not made a firm choice.  I have broadly decided I won't deliberately avoid exploring an area at the cost of having nothing fun to do.  I'll also try to keep the 1-15 areas for Alts that are starting out: always nice to explore home turf on a new toon.

As I don't have the time or inclination to do a Legendary weapon getting 100% world is not a priority.  In fact, if I did want to do that, 100% world would be the smallest hurdle to jump.

I thought it would be nice to explore Queensdale completely as I figured I'd never make a human (boring) but I have since decided a female human engineer might be good fun!

Pretty, isn't it?

However, with the announcement of Flame & Frost: Prelude I figured I should definitely go and get 100% completion on Diessa Plateau before the Living Story changed anything radically.  I have to say it's one of the more varied an interesting zones I've explored.  I really liked the autumnal aesthetic and a lot of the heart quests were quite novel.  The norn heart quests are quite samey throughout the Shiverpeaks; certainly there are enough dredge to last you a life time and Frostgorge Sound makes for a welcome break.

I think my favourite heart quest in Diessa was helping out with the gardening and my favourite dynamic event was cow training. A very enjoyable hour of gaming!

I should have taken a few more screenshots of some of my favourite areas on the plateau but I suspect the Living Story will take me back there soon enough.  My overall impression was bears, ghosts and cows.  Lots of cows.
Diessa Plateau: where it's always autumn